When you spend the majority of your days sweating it out in the kitchen, striving for that perfect dish, there’s nothing like the satisfaction of finally plating it up and seeing your vision become a delicious reality. We asked you to send us photos of the dishes you’re most proud of, and here are some of the most delectable entries...
1. Ben Bullen’s crispy ham hock, goat’s cheese and pineapple is a modern take on some classic flavours, and looks like a treat for the eyes and the taste buds.
2. Anthony Raffo’s adventurous dish comprises of seared scallops in a white chocolate and wasabi sauce with cured sea bass, fresh apple and cucumber, an apple sorbet and charcoal oil.
3. Kelly Ky Van Roy has taken some hearty Yorkshire classics and made them miniature. Mini steak and ale pie with pea puree and mash, mini Yorkshire puds with beef and horseradish and a mini fish pie - Yorkshire tapas for winter.
4. Chris Durkee's dish "Walk in the woods" is inspired by nature, and includes venison rolled in pancetta, asparagus, picked wild mushrooms, sprout leaves, fondant potatoes and a jus.
5. Thomas Leatherbarrow’s dish "Raspberry & fig crumble" with a twist is a work of art, and we bet it tastes incredible too.
6. Jack Woodwiss’ creation is partridge cooked in a sous vide, 'bon bon', charred baby corn, sweet ciccioli, and a partridge jus.
7. Mitrofan Leonardo’s favourite dish is a beautifully presented and perfectly cooked rack of lamb in a pistachio crust.
8. Matt Dillon’s dish is an artistic blend of pigeon, elderberry, bacon lardons, black pudding, mushrooms, kale and quail eggs. This colourful dish looks like it’s packed full of flavour.
9. Paul J Morbi is taking full advantage of the rich, gamey flavour of duck in this dish, with duck breast and spiced duck leg ravioli.
10. Trevor Cruckshank John-Baptiste has got dessert covered, with a colourful pistachio and orange cake.
11. Maria Jackson’s classic fish and chips looks like the perfect British comfort food, to fill you up after a hard day’s work.
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12. Austin Fletcher and his battered, fried tongs.